Clear Lake’s Big Cats

Clear Lake deserves its reputation as big bass water. No other lake in California offers so much cover and such superb management. For the fish in Clear Lake come from the local merchants and others concerned about Northern California’s most prolific fishery. Crappie fishing is a winner here too. However, when Annette sends me to […]

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Best Baits for Smallmouth Bass in Summer: Lures that Work in Rivers in the Warmer Months

Smallmouth bass (Micropterusdolomieui) prefer colder, more oxygenated waters than do largemouth bass, and they usually live in rivers and deep lakes. They may be found throughout much of the Eastern United States and Southern Canada, making them available to anglers in many regions.Some of the best places to fish for smallmouth are in rivers of […]

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Fly Fishing for Brook Trout: Colorful Char are Often Overlooked by Long Rodders

Unfortunately, in many of these small, austere streams, brookies multiply beyond the capacity of the habitat, causing them to stunt and create huge populations of really small fish.In the West, brookies have the opposite impact–they thrive, even to the detriment of native cutthroat trout, the original native to the West’s trophy trout waters. In pristine […]

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